Can I do it? Can I do a blog post per day this week? Sir (or madam), I accept your challenge!Previously published in the Davis County Clipper on Oct 18
First off, let's catch up with a Clipper toon from last month. I know I could cheat and do nothing but Clipper toons this week, but I won't.
Anyway, I thought I'd start with this one. Ever since childhood, I've never been able to read in the car without getting extremely nauseous (nauseated?). Since I've started taking the bus to and from work, and it already makes me queasy with its locker-room/detox unit odor, I figured I'd pull out a book and see if it would make things worse. Happily, I have been able to survive the experience much better than when I was a wee lad, so I'm able to have about an hour a day to enjoy a good book!
I've really had the reading bug for the past few weeks, devouring Mark L. Van Name's One Jump Ahead
, Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead trilogy
, and Vince Flynn's Transfer of Power
and The Third Option
. I've got Laura Ingraham's Power to the People
reserved at the library, and An Inconvenient Book
by Glenn Beck is on my Christmas List!
Don't worry, I'm not just being lazy by reading books. I've also been spending an inordinately massive amount of time (for me, anyway) watching TV and movies. The Hollywood Writers' strike is probably going to be a good thing for me...
Anyway, November is when all the good summer movies come out that I was too poor to see in the theaters. I'm finding TV shows to be better than anything that's been in the theaters lately, though (with the exception of Meet the Robinsons
, which were great to watch with the family).
Angie and I usually watch TV exclusively online, since we don't want to spend money on TiVo but still like watching stuff at night after the kids are in bed. We're catching up with the third season of Lost
, and are enjoying the second season of Heroes
(heaven for a comic book geek like me), and are anxiously awaiting the sixth season of 24
Another recent discovery we both are enjoying is Pushing Daisies
. I don't know how popular this show is, but you all need to watch it so it stays on the air (writers' strike notwithstanding). This review
describes/endorses it better than I can.
Labels: Clipper, entertainment, media